Indigenous rights advocate Tina Ngata. Photo: Robert Kitchin / Stuff
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He Puapua co-author appointed to Human Rights Commission role
The chair of the committee that produced the contentious He Puapua report has been appointed to lead work on Indigenous issues, at the Human Rights Commission (Te Kāhui Tika Tangata).
Omicron response put disabled Māori at risk- Human Rights Commission
The government and health authorities’ response to the Omicron outbreak put the well-being of disabled people, including tāngata whaikaha Māori at risk and caused stress and confusion according to a new report by the Human Rights Commission.
Māori disabled 'fall through the gaps'; face violence and neglect
Ruth Jones is one of the references involved in the Human Rights Commissions's reports. Photo / Te Ao Māori News
Waikeria: 'Progress is glacial'- Human Rights Commission
The commission says it 'senses no urgency' in addressing the serious failings in the prison system.
Give no voice to racism- Meng Foon
'Give no voice to racism' is the slogan for the campaign launched by the Human Rights Commission this week.
Auckland café defends why they tell staff to only speak English
A café in Auckland has received criticism for putting up a sign in the workplace telling staff members to speak no other languages except English.
Call for govt to work with Māori for Level 3-1 strategies- 4:30pm Newsbreak
Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, is urging the government to reinvigorate its commitment to work in partnership with Māori as it devises and puts in place strategies for Alert Level 3 and beyond.
Human Rights Commissioner urges Govt to work better in partnership with Māori
A report by the Commission says partnership should go beyond engagement and encompass meaningful, equitable, shared decisionmaking. Where Māori rights are significantly affected, for example by restrictions on tikanga Māori, the obligation of free, prior and informed consent should be applied and rangatiratanga upheld.
Should prisoners be able to vote? Public submissions called for
Public submissions are being called for the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill. The bill would allow prisoners with sentences shorter than three years to enrol to vote.